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What Makes a Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of […]

Recognizing, Identifying, and Defining the “Inner Critic”

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society “We are what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have any idea […]

Dogs: One of Life’s Great Teachers

If A Dog Were Your Teacher If a dog were your teacher These are some of the lessons you might learn… When loved ones come home, always run to greet them Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be […]

When I Say I Am A Christian…

“When I Say I Am A Christian“ When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!” I’m whispering, “I get lost! That’s why I chose this way” When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t speak with human pride I’m confessing that I stumble – needing God to be my […]

Fighting the Inner Critic vs. Embracing the True Self – An Introduction

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.“ – Benjamin Franklin “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau “I can teach anybody how to get what they […]

Pondering Instead of Sleeping…

Life goes on. I love it, and after today it seems to fit perfect. Thankfully, I am not a depressed person. I know many who battle with depression on a daily basis. I have had the pleasure of becoming extremely intimate with my social anxiety, but depression is a different beast altogether. Why am I […]

A Tribute to Memorial Day

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude; America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman (Remarks after D-Day, June 6, 1944) Tomorrow is one of the most important dates on the Calendar for citizens […]

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